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American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD
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In 1853, 10,000 homeless children roamed New York City streets. Young minister Charles Loring Brace founded the Children's Aid Society, sending orphans west to begin new lives with farm families. Until 1929, Brace's Society and other charities sent more than 150,000 neglected children by train to 47 states. Most were treated kindly and formed loving bonds with new parents. Hear the remarkable stories of the ORPHAN TRAIN CHILDREN.
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PBSAmerican Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD
 
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2.0

Needs That Special Something Indeed

By Clara Vigilante

from Madrid, Spain

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD:

I found The Buried Children by Daniel Farcas to be a more intriguing story and deeply touching.
Made me laugh and cry in the same time! A true story written by the homeless child himself.
The Orphan Trains is more "commercial" in exchange.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Orphan Trains

By Lover of History

from Easley, SC

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD:

I am a retired History teacher. I purchased this DVD because I was reading the book The Orphan Train and wanted to learn more. The story was riveting and filled with personal stories that really touched my heart. I was aware of the Orphan Train program, and a dear friend of my mother's was one of those children. However seeing this video made the stories of those who were interviewed even more poignant. I would highly recommend this video be shown in schools as a part of a U.S. History unit on immigration.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sad Story But Also A Wonderful Story

By Mike Womeldorff

from Parsons, Kansas (The Land Of Oz)

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD:

The Orphan Train story is sad and wonderful at the same time. The world is usually not a nice place but sometimes a few people do make a difference in lives. Well done story.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Orphan Trains

By Zimmy

from NY, New York

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD:

A very realistic portrayal of the orphan train experiences. Some very positive, some not, but all real and true to the individual. An inspiring piece of American history.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A wonderful film.

By flying leaves

from manchaca, texas

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Comments about PBS American Experience: The Orphan Trains DVD:

This dvd purchase retires my vhs tape that spanned the years since the program was first shown. It is a wonderful, irreplaceable film. The orphan train riders' interviews cannot be forgotten, in part because it appears that their experiences happened yesterday rather than years ago, in part because they are so obviously good people who deserve to be listened to.

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